The Island Lake Lodge Bear & Tamarack dining room has been setting the standard for mountain cuisine for many years.
NOTICE for Summer 2022
Opening day is June 26th until September 4th. This summer dining will be limited to the Bear Bistro & Patio 11am - 5pm Sunday and Monday, except on long weekends when it will be open Saturday and Sunday. Evening dining at Tamarack Lodge is currently unavailable.
The global labour shortage has affected everyone. Island Lake Lodge has had to adjust their hours, services and access as a direct result of this shortage of labour as well as fulfilling the many special weddings booked and rebooked from COVID-19 cancellations the past two years. The new schedule of operations will ensure what is available for visitors and locals is met with exceptional service levels. Access to hiking is available daily but please check calendar for operational days and hours.
The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication. They use our best efforts to use organic and traditionally raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques. They believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture. It is this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes. We believe in unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods; ‘real food’. These real foods, traditionally prepared, offer countless flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The Rocky Mountain inspired cuisine has been documented in a cookbook from Whitecap publishing, ask at the Lodge to purchase a copy to take home.
Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function - call or visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.
Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 14km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large wooden Island Lake Lodge sign on HWY between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off. Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function - call or visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.